Senior Cloud Architect

Location: Laurel, MD
ApplyLogic is a fast-growing Veteran-Owned consulting firm, headquartered in Dunn Loring, VA. Our people are our greatest asset and our company culture is grounded on that belief. We offer challenging and interesting work in a friendly and supportive environment. We deliver best-in-class technical expertise to the Federal Government market through IT professional service contracts. 

We offer a competitive salary with a robust Fortune 500 type benefits package: employee assistance, employee adoption, 401K with match, medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, 15 paid time days off, 10 holidays, unlimited web-based training and up to $5K towards continuing education and/or professional development and more!
Founded in 2004, ApplyLogic is a Veteran Owned Small Business, ISO9001:2008 certified with over $7M annual revenues and 35 employees. Our growth has been recognized in the Washington Technology Fast 50 and the INC. 5000. We have an immediate Senior Cloud Architect position available in Laurel, MD

Job Description and Responsibilities:

The Senior Cloud Architect will design, develops and oversee system architectures, including complex systems and systems design activities. Serves as focal point for the development and communication of the system architecture
  • Responsible for performing program and or project level systems architecture design and documentation tasks for numerous program specific applications in a Systems of Systems (SoS) environment
  • Perform on a multi-discipline team to make architectural design recommendations to ensure applications are secure, scalable, and reliable to support the mission.
  • Support other program team members with ensuring the infrastructure environment (On-Premise Data Center & Cloud) is sized to support the scale of the project.
  • Work to review and/or establish system information requirements using analysis of the information engineer(s) in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale information systems.
  • Document technical recommendations and design artifacts in program deliverable reports and status briefings that recommend appropriate design architecture to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces.
  • Ensure these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems architectures, as they apply to the implementation and specification of information management solution of the application platform, across the API, and the external environment/software application.
  • Ensure that the common operating environment is compliant with the enterprise architecture and applicable reference models.
  • Design architectural solutions for problems identified by the Assessment teams in workflows, organization, and planning and develop appropriate corrective actions.  

Required Skills:
  • AWS Architecture
  • Service Oriented Architecture design Principles
  • Message Architecture (TIBCO,MQ),
  • DB Architecture (Oracle,MS SQLServer)
  • JAVA J2EE, Web Design Architecture,
  • Erwin, System Architect, MS Visio, 
  • Extensively with AWS, EA Sparx, and MS Office Suite.
  • Experience with enterprise software projects including utility front/back office application integration. Full Project Lifecycle experience, including definition, requirements gathering, design, construction, testing and deployment. 
  • Ability to utilize and apply project management and technical governance to ensure control of the engineering technical baseline. Plan to ensure work products and deliverables are developed and delivered according to program schedules
  • Experience in working in all phase of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and capability to work in both waterfall and agile development processes. Experience with SAFe preferred.
  • Working expert knowledge with industry standard Enterprise Architecture (EA) methodologies and frameworks such as Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA), The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), etc.
  • Working knowledge of application and infrastructure development methodologies and industry best practices.
  • Experience working with Micro-services, Structured Query Language (SQL) / NO-SQL, and or Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML), Architecture Patterns, Performance Modeling and Interface Definition
  • Experience with Federal Systems development and integration with emphasis on Systems architectures analysis and development.
Education and Certifications
  • 12 years of experience 
  • Masters/Bachelor's degree
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Public Trust, or must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance
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